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, the very latest on the investigation. what did dzhokhar tsarnaev tell investigators today about the roots of the boston marathon plan? >>> plus, who is the man that may have been responsible for the radicalization? >>> and blown away. if you can imagine shrapnel hitting your body before hearing the blast. why some near the bomb survived and others did not. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. tonight we begin with breaking news. tonight the bombing suspect tells investigators that the wars in afghanistan and iraq were motivating factors behind the attacks. in addition, we're covering the terror attack on boston from every angle. tonight, in boston, jake tapper on what dzhokhar tsarnaev told investigators today and brian todd with new details on where the bombers may have purchased their explosives. and david mattingly with new clues on what prompted tsarnaev's radicalization right here in the united states. and then, nic robber ton is going to travel to dagestan where tamerlan spent six months doing what? and new details on katherine russell. finally, here in
in the bombings. dzhokhar tsarnaev is charged with a crime that could bring the death penalty. it includes using a weapons of mass destruction to kill he and his older brother tamerlan who is dead are accused of setting off two pressure cooker bombs. it shows the tsarnaev brothers walked into the street together each with an explosion in their backpack one heading toward the finish line the other toward the restaurant the site of the second explosion. killing 3 people and wounding more than 200. >> this is a matter decided by the department of justice and the attorney general. the whole national security team supports this decision. let's be clear. there is not an alternative for a u.s. citizen to be tried in a military commission. >>> jay carney referring to the fact that the younger dzhokhar tsarnaev has been mir ran died. they were chechen they move to do america 4 years ago and they are looking at what motivated them to carry out such a violent attack from i am tear gageses are the 19-year-old dzhokhar pointing out how russia informed the fbi that older brother tamerlan was a radical islamis
of a jihadist mentality. the 19-year-old, the one who is still alive, dzhokhar tsarnaev, seems to have been less, i think ideologic ideological, if you will. based on the evidence that we have. and i wonder, frank, there's this idea of mercy in american society. and the "boston herald" in today's paper writes we know he's 19 years old, we don't think he has a criminal record. there are a lot of people out there who seem to have warm, positive things to say about him. to predict he'll get a life sentence is not unreasonable. there are democrats who have said, republicans and democrats who have called for capital punishment in this case. there's a question of whether giving him a lesser sentence, if he does cooperate with authorities, given who he is and how young he is. >> the lesser sentence being life. >> life isn't much of a lesser sentence. it's a pretty satisfying punishment. you know, there's nothing that we can ever do that will, that will make us feel any better about what happened. death penalty versus life -- those are very serious, very, very serious punishments. and you know, there's
official tells me the surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is revealing new details about his motives. a u.s. government official tells me the suspect has cited the wars in afghanistan and iraq as motivating factors in the attack. investigators say he claims they had no contact with any foreign terrorist organization and they were self-radicalized on the internet. the preachings of cleric anwar al awlaki who was killed several years ago in a drone strike were, quote, likely, unquote, to have been among the videos the brothers watched in this process according to this official. likely. we should add we have no evidence that dzhokhar tsarnaev is telling the truth and the investigators still have to check out the preliminary interviews, but some information is forthcoming. investigators are looking into whether the brothers were influenced by a magazine put out by an al qaeda affiliate, yes, al qaeda has a magazine. but it features articles like how to make a bomb in your mom's kitchen. it is confirmed that the older suspect bought two reloadable mortar kits with 48 shells from a store in new
see dzhokhar tsarnaev just after the murder of an m.i.t. police officer. >> first the headline from the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, we acted alone. a u.s. government source quotes the surviving suspect saying the older brother was the master mind and they had no international ties to terror groups. he also says the men were motivated by radical islam and the jihadist goal of waging a holy war. they learned to make their bombs from readily available instructions on the internet. deborah has the latest from new york. >> wolf, we can tell you investigators are painting a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this tamerlan tsarnaev was living. his pull here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucasus. what we can tell you this morning is that the m.i.t. officer that was shot to death did not radio into dispatch to request a description of the suspect and he did not alert dispatch he was responding to the two men who apparently came up to him totally unaware. he was shot four to five times according to a source. it took at least nearly 13 minutes to actually f
afford an attorney, he replied no. among the charges, 19-year-old suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev faces one count of using a weapon of mass destruction. which carries a potential maximum sentence of death. we've learned despite the injury to his neck, he is cooperating with investigators, writing his answers to at least some of their questions. sources tell abc news, among the details he has provided is that he and his brother learned how to make bombs from the internet. >> it was his brother, the primary motivating force for him to become radicalized. why did they end up doing what they did on that day? >> reporter: much of the investigation is still focused on his deceased 26-year-old brother tamerlan. examining his life, his recent trip back to russia, as some question if the fbi did enough to monitor him after they questioned him two years ago. >> they investigated it thoroughly and did not find terrorist activity domestic or foreign. >> reporter: the street where two bombs killed three people and injured more than 200 others is handed over from the fbi to the city of boston for the ong
our privacy during this difficult time. the surviving boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is improving in a local hospital. that comes a day after a federal judge found him to be alert, mentally competent, and lucid at a bedside hearing. cnn's brooke baldwin is joining us now from beth israel deaconess medical center here in boston. brooke, what do we know about the suspect's health? >> reporter: wolf, we now know from the fbi and folks here at beth israel hospital here in boston that 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev has been upgraded from serious condition now to fair condition. what does that mean? if you listen to our chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta he basically explains that means tsarnaev's vital signs have stabilized. things like heart pressure, blood pressure, and heart rate for example. we know he had an operation on saturday so a couple days out his condition has been improving which obviously is good news. that of course is predicated upon whether or not he decides to continue cooperating with investigators but also that his medical condition clearly helps
as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies in a hospital bed facing charges. his condition now reported as fair. more than a week after the bombing, 45 of the scores of wounded remain hospitalized, and at least 13 have lost limbs. for the victims, the physical and emotional toll comes with a very real financial one as well. massive bills for trauma care, prosthetic limbs and even home modifications. not to mention, lengthy physical rehab and psychological counseling. as such, one fund boston is stepping in to help. already raising over $10 million for victims and their families. and while the injured struggle with recovery, the families of those killed in the bombing are facing their own staggering loss. the family of 8-year-old martin richard held a private memorial releasing a statement today, "this has been the most difficult week of our lives, and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal. a private funeral mass was celebrated this morning with immediate family. we laid our son, martin, to rest, and he is now at peace." and friends, family and colleagues are sayi
government official and this is a preliminary investigation but dzhokhar tsarnaev is saying the following to investigators. first of all, there were no foreign terrorist groups involved. that this was two brothers acting on their own. dzhokhar, not surprisingly is saying he was following his older brother tamerlan and tamerlan was the one who was the driving force behind this. in addition, there's an indication from the interviews that the brothers were self radicalized on-line. they were getting information from videos on-line, you tube videos on-line but not from communication or e-mail the way the ft. hood shooter was but they were very much self starters, self radicalized. the older brother, it seems from preliminary investigation, to have been motivated by jihad, traditional jihad motivation and political implications that they are under attack and jihad dis need to fight back. this is from preliminary interviews with this individual, with dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> the interviews have been limited. >> very limited. everything needs to be checked out. the investigators will follow up. the
the latest developments in the case against dzhokhar tsarnaev. plus, news on those ricin tainted letters sent to the president and senators last week. officials confirm the suspect has been released from jail free on bond. we'll have the very latest. and a judge has now dropped several of the charges against a philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing babies that were born alive. we'll have the latest information on that case. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the ri
bomber, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. a federal judge has deemed him alert, mentally compensate and lucid despite still being hospitalized. from his hospital bed he told interrogators, he and his brother were not in contact with overseas terrorists. that they conceived the attack on their own following online bomb instructions and were motivated by a radical version of islam. and their anger over the u.s.-led wars in iraq and afghanistan. officials say his older brother tamerlan spent time on jihadist websites reading extremist propaganda including inspire magazine, which is aimed at aspiring lone wolf terrorists. the last fatal victim, m.i.t. officer sean collier was laid to rest today in massachusetts. his casket watched over by a police honor guard. the mourners were led by collier's parents and five siblings. vice president joe biden will attend a public memorial tomorrow. 8-year-old martin richard was also laid to rest this morning in a private funeral. a public memorial is also being planned. as for the survivors, amazingly, only one victim is still in critical condition.
. another big news day. glad you are with us, i'm jenna lee is that i'm jon scott. dzhokhar tsarnaev cannot speak much due to his injuries. after due case of what is being reported as written interrogation investigate errings are saying they now think they know what drove tsarnaev and his brother allegedly to carry out the deadly bombings. the feds say religious tpef srer and not ties to foreign terror groups appears to be the motivation. the criminal complaint against tsarnaev lace out allegations against him and his brother who died in that violent shootout with police just days after the bombings. the teenage terror suspect is now charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, crimes that could carry the death penalty. molly line is live for us right now in boston. molly. >> reporter: jon the affidavit from a top fbi agent gives us an inside look at just what the investigators have as far as evidence is concerned in this case. they say that they have been looking at a video tape from the scene on boylston street that shows that the two suspects involved arrived on
that to a government source. pulmonary interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev indicate that the two brothers had the classification of self- radicalized jihadists. has conveyed -- dzhokhar tsarnaev has conveyed to investigators that his brother's motivation was jihaa jihadist p. here is the "washington post" -- the two brothers suspected of bombing the boston marathon appeared to be motivated by their religious faith, but do not appear to be connected to any terrorist group. we are asking you what you think about immigration reform and whether or not it should be delayed in the aftermath of the boston bombings. some members of congress have said that it should. the numbers to call -- let's take a listen to a little bit of a hearing yesterday. senator schumer talking about this very question. [video clip] >> if you have ways to improve the bill, offer an amendment when we start markup and may, and let's vote on it. i see that particularly to those who are pointing to what happened, the tragedy in boston -- an excuseld say for not doing a bill or delaying it many months. >> i never said that. >> i
the road where the two boston marathon suspects, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev were engaging in this gunfight with police. we'll scroll through a couple of these pictures. keep your eyes here on the screen. the photos here show the brothers huddling behind a stolen suv at times as we reported through the hours last week, shooting at police, before this older brother tamerlan charges, runs towards these officers here, then he's seen lying in the street. the suv driven by his younger brother who we know is in fair condition at this hour at a hospital here in boston, he's in the car, accelerates toward his older brother, on the ground. >> what is the context for that? do they believe he was trying to escape, do they believe he was trying to maybe separate his brother from the officers or is there anything on this? >> i think his brother was on the ground, his brother was enga engaging, strapped with explosives and the younger brother from everything i've gleaned wants to get out of there. >> maybe because of the explosives. what does he wind up doing? >> ultimately gets out of t
. at the white house yesterday jay carney told us that dzhokhar tsarnaev will not be tried as an enemy combatant no matter what lindsey graham says. and big fireworks here in washington yesterday over immigration reform. we'll bring you up to date on all of the above on current tv. the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is t
. dzhokhar tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. he was read his miranda rights from his hospital and he will have access to a lawyer. the 19-year-old has been described as cooperative during questioning. forced to write his answers or nod yes or no. he told officials he and his brother came up with the idea for the attacks on their own, finding internet resources to learn how to make bombs. he has been assigned three public defenders and could very well face the death penalty. a weekend search of dzhokhar's college dorm room turned up a black jacket, a white hat and similar to the one in the surveillance photos he was allegedly wearing. investigators also want to question tamerlan tsarnaev's wife. the couple initially met at a nightclub. she later converted to islam, dropped out of college and had a child with him. her attorney has said that she had no suspicions that her husband might be plotting an attack. hundreds of people stood in silence at copley square at 2:50 p.m. one week after the bombings. president obama marked the moment of silence from the white h
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